Many of you may have noticed a new navigation link on the left side of your Carmen courses called “Nearpod.” For those who use Nearpod in their classrooms, this may be a great addition to your course. However, if your students don’t need the Nearpod navigation link, there is an easy way to hide it.
The Nearpod navigation link is currently showing by default on the left-sided navigation on all College of Nursing Carmen courses, but it can be hidden if it is not necessary for your course.
If you want to hide this navigation link, the first step is to click “Settings.”
Next, click the “Navigation” tab.
Here, you can see that there are two sections where navigation links can be sorted. The top section is for navigation links that you want to be viewed by students. The bottom section is for navigation links that you want to hide from students. Since Nearpod is in the top section, it is currently able to be viewed from the student perspective.
Left click on the Nearpod box and drag it down to the lower set of navigation links. Notice the note in the Nearpod box now, “Page disabled, wont appear in navigation.” This verifies that students will no longer be able to see this navigation link.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “SAVE.”
The Nearpod navigation link is now hidden and will no longer show up on the left navigation menu.
You can hide any of the unused or distracting navigation links in your Carmen course using the method described above. If you have questions or need assistance with your navigation links in Carmen, contact the CON IT team.
Nearpod is a interactive classroom presentation tool that can help students become more engaged in the classroom. Not only is this tool great for professors who want their students to experience more active learning through presentations containing polls and quizzes, but it also contains features to make the classroom setting less stressful for students.
One of these features is the note-taking component. With this component, students will be able to save all of the slides in a lecture, along with extra notes they can add to each slide, to either their email or Google Docs. This will enable students to pay more attention to what their professor is saying in lecture instead of scrambling to re-type each slide in their notes. This way, the student will have all the necessary information from the lecture slides, and have the time to type out extra notes that the professor may express verbally.
How to Capture Your Notes in Nearpod
When in a Nearpod presentation, click the arrow in the upper right hand corner.
Click the option that says “Notes.”
You will now be able to type extra notes in the grayed-out bar at the bottom of the screen.
This is an example of notes being typed out under the slide.
When the lecture is over, make sure to click the “Share” tab in the lower right hand corner in order to save your notes.
Now, you can either send the notes to your email or to your Google Drive.
If you send the notes to your email, it will download as a Word document. This is how your saved notes will look. They will contain all the slides, and any additional notes you added to a slide will appear under the slide.
Do you have questions about how to take notes in Nearpod? Email CON-Sfirstname.lastname@example.org.